The World's Great Men of Music


By

HARRIETTE BROWER

Author of "Piano Mastery, First and Second Series,"
"Home-Help in Music Study," "Self-Help in Piano Study," "Vocal Mastery," etc
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[1922]
 

Foreword

The preparation of this work began with a period of delightful research work in a great musical library. As a honey-bee flutters from flower to flower, culling sweetness from many blossoms, so the compiler of such stories as these must gather facts from many sources—from biography, letters, journals and musical history. Then, impressed with the personality and individual achievement of each composer, the author has endeavored to present his life story.

While the aim has been to make the story-sketches interesting to young people, the author hopes that they may prove valuable to musical readers of all ages. Students of piano, violin or other instruments need to know how the great composers lived their lives. In every musical career described in this book, from the old masters represented by Bach and Beethoven to the musical prophets of our own day, there is a wealth of inspiration and practical guidance for the artist in any field. Through their struggles, sorrows and triumphs, divine melody and harmony came into being, which will bless the world for all time to come.

 

PALESTRINA

JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK

JOSEF HAYDN

WOLFGANG MOZART

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

CARL MARIA VON WEBER

FRANZ SCHUBERT

FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY

ROBERT SCHUMANN

FREDERIC CHOPIN

HECTOR BERLIOZ

FRANZ LISZT

GIUSEPPE VERDI

RICHARD WAGNER

CÉSAR FRANCK

JOHANNES BRAHMS

EDWARD GRIEG

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

EDWARD MacDOWELL

CLAUDE ACHILLE DEBUSSY

ARTURO TOSCANINI

LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI

SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY

 



 

 

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